A houseboat cruise offers a wholesome 'Kerala' experience, right from getting a peek into the rural life to watching the fishermen at work.
A unique heritage of Kerala, the houseboats (traditionally known as Kettuvalloms), are giant country crafts, measuring up to 80 feet in length. The best way to experience the backwaters is to slowly glide down the labyrinth of canals in these converted rice barges.
A houseboat cruise offers a wholesome 'Kerala' experience, right from getting a peek into the rural life to watching the fishermen at work. The houseboat has an uplifted platform, where you can recline and feel the sun beating down on your skin. For a more intimate rendezvous with the village, take a leisurely stroll and get a feel of the place. We arrange cruises of various durations on our Premium, Deluxe and Standard houseboats.
The houseboats have well furnished bedrooms with attached bathrooms equipped with the most modern bathroom fittings. The airy sitting cum living area is tastefully furnished for you to watch your favourite TV programmes or to enjoy the scenery of the tiny lagoons and villages that flip past you during the cruise. You will be served a traditional Kerala lunch monopolised by fresh fish and seafood delicacies during the course of the cruise.
The cruise will take you through some of the popular sights of Kerala including the paddy fields of Kuttanad where paddy is cultivated under water and the fabled bird sanctuary at the Pathiramanal Island. The brief drop anchor sessions could well be used up to explore the lively villages nuzzled along the backwaters and the teeming local markets or have fun swimming and angling with the locals.